Global Patent Index - EP 0918336 B1

EP 0918336 B1 2003-06-04 - Electrically programmable and erasable non volatile memory with read- and/or write protection and incorporated electronical system

Title (en)

Electrically programmable and erasable non volatile memory with read- and/or write protection and incorporated electronical system

Title (de)

Elektrisch programmier- und löschbarer nichtflüchtiger Speicher mit einem lese- und/oder schreibgeschützen Bereich einschliesslich zugehöriger elektronischer Schaltung

Title (fr)

Mémoire non volatile programmable et effaçable électriquement comprenant une zone protégeable en lecture et/ou en écriture et système électronique l'incorporant

Publication

EP 0918336 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 98402620 A

Priority

FR 9713359 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2770327A1] The memory is divided into two regions, with protection word determining which is to be protected. The electrically programmable and erasable, nonvolatile ROM comprises either individual or block addressable memory registers. It also includes a protection register in which a protection word may be written. This protection word comprises a given number of bits for coding the address of the memory register, or a block of memory registers, called the address limit. This divides the memory space into a lower zone and an upper zone, and a zone bit whose value determines which of these two zones of the memory is able to be protected against writing. User is offered choice of which zone of memory is to be protected.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G11C 16/06; G06F 12/14; G11C 8/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 12/14 (2006.01); G06F 21/00 (2006.01); G11C 8/20 (2006.01); G11C 16/22 (2006.01); G06F 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 21/79 (2013.01); G06F 12/1441 (2013.01); G11C 8/20 (2013.01); G11C 16/22 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

FR 2770327 A1 19990430; FR 2770327 B1 20000114; DE 69815258 D1 20030710; DE 69815258 T2 20040408; EP 0918336 A1 19990526; EP 0918336 B1 20030604; JP H11203204 A 19990730; US 6034889 A 20000307

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